from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large North American owl (Strix varia) having barred, brownish plumage across the breast, a streaked belly, and a strident, hooting cry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large American owl (Syrnium nebulosum) with dark brown transverse bars on the breast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A large American owl (Syrnium nebulosum); -- so called from the transverse bars of a dark brown color on the breast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large owl of eastern North America having its breast and abdomen streaked with brown
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Back at the cave, Stobrod had given the banjo to the Pangle boy and showed him what little he knew of its working: how to twist the pegs to make a few tunings, how to frail it with thumb and forefinger, sometimes strumming, sometimes grabbing at the strings like a barred owl grabbing at a rabbit.